Sarafa Ibraheem
Director, Research & Development

Years in the industry: 18 years
Area of focus: Structured product and option pricing
School: University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Carnegie Mellon University; Old Dominion University, Norfolk


What do you do at Mizuho?
I head the Research & Development team and focus on product creation for trading opportunities.

What surprised you about Mizuho?
The relative ease with which Mizuho weaves both Japanese culture with its host American culture.

What are Mizuho's culture and people like?
The Mizuho culture is team-oriented. My colleagues are friendly and very helpful. Mizuho provides a great family-work balance environment.

What’s a particularly proud moment you’ve had here?
I am always proud to volunteer with my colleagues every year in the March of Dimes Walk.  

What else interests you, outside financial services?
Expanding education opportunity for the economically disadvantaged.